Meteoric

When two couples simultaneously discover a meteorite landing site, the claim to the celestial object becomes a battle of wits, gender, and a declaration of true desire.

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  • Philip Sedgwick
    Director
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2655915/
  • Philip Sedgwick
    Writer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2655915/
  • Christina July Kim
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2760407/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  • Lesley Lillywhite
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5342264/?ref_=tt_rv_t4
  • Christina July Kim
    Key Cast
    "Izzie"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2760407/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  • Kincaid Walker
    Key Cast
    "Carina"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1970180/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
  • Sam Whitten
    Key Cast
    "Finn"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3049041/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
  • Joel Foster
    Key Cast
    "Lyman"
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11894914/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 6, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Alexandria Film Festival
    Alexandria VA
    Virginia/DC Area Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Silicon Valley Film Festival
    San Jose, CA
    December 9, 2022
    Northern California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sunscreen West Film Festival
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    November 4, 2022
    California/Los Angeles
    Official Selection
  • Poppy Jasper Film Festival
    Gilroy, CA
    April 17, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Louisville International Film Festival
    Louisville KY
    October 8, 2022
    Kentucky Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The Wild Bunch Film Festival
    Tucson, AZ
    October 22, 2022
    Best Director, Philip C. Sedgwick, Modern Day Short Western; Director's Choice Award, Best Modern Day Western; Best Supporting Actor, Sam Whitten
  • Arizona Underground Film Festival
    Tucson, AZ
    United States
    September 16, 2022
    World
    Official Selection
  • Southeast Regional Film Festival
    Jacksonville, FL
    Official Selection
  • Texas Short Film Festival
    San Antonio, TX
    October 22, 2022
    Texas Premiere
    Finalist, Nominated Best Drama Film
  • Wallachia International Film Festival
    Wallachia
    Romania
    October 1, 2022
    Romanian Premiere
    Diamond Award, Featurette Film
  • Oaxaca Film Festival
    Oaxaca
    Mexico
    December 9, 2022
    Mexico Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Philip Sedgwick

Philip wrote his first script at the prompting of a writer friend. He entered his second script, Neon Cactus, into the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship, which placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the prestigious competition. Since that time, more an armada of his screenplays and films have received acclaim from film festivals, fellowships and competitions. Philip serves as a juror for the Prescott Film Festival, where he also presents screenwriting workshops.

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Director Statement

As a child in Pittsfield, Massachusetts I remember the awe I felt observing the meteorite on display in the Berkshire Atheneum. Little did I know this 143-pound space rock was found in Diablo Canyon, Arizona, not far from the famous Barringer Crater near Winslow. Nor did I realize that I would be destined to land in Arizona myself.

Cut to June 2016 when the local news showed amazing dashcam footage of a meteor plummeting toward the White Mountains not far from Tucson, where I now live. It was so profound, I wrote a short screenplay entitled METEORIC that follows two couples in search of meteorites from this event, and who discover a large meteorite at the same time. That's when the fun of the story begins...

So, back in 2021 when my short film, ZAP! made the festival rounds, it was one of twenty films selected into the Silicon Valley International Film Festival. The director of the festival, Christina July Kim, and I had a wonderful Q & A session regarding the film and, of course that evolved into “what's next?” Next thing I knew, we were discussing why METEORIC was timely - with or without the influence of Adam McKay’s DON'T LOOK UP - and why I should direct it sooner than later.

In a blast of energy, next thing I knew Christina signed on as Executive Producer and as one of the cast members, IZZIE.

So here we are... in the festival circuit again with a fun and profound film that addresses relationships, attitudes towards discovery, and the tendency of humans to want to dissect anything found to absorb meaning instead of simply savoring the discovery for what it is.

We trust you'll have as much fun watching our film as we had in making it. And we trust that you'll be inspired by our film to look up ponderously at the sky and feel awe for everything that is out there.

EPK available on request.